Introduction: Situating Twins in Society
What does it mean to be a twin? How do twins define who they are and what expectations do other people have of twins? As these questions indicate, twinship is much more than just a biological status. Ideas about twins — who they are, how we should treat them — emerge within society. This book offers a social analysis of twinship, that is, it seeks to uncover the social character of twinship. Using data from a small-scale qualitative research project, it explores the social meanings attributed to twinship and explores how twins negotiate their identities as they ‘grow up’.
KeywordsSocial Identity Twin Identity Sibling Relationship Cultural Understanding Social Analysis
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